A Review Of A Review Show

At work today I saw a show that made me think: there is something wrong here. This show is called The Ultimate Trailer Show. It is on HDNet, a high definition cable network. The show consists of a movie critic, Robert Wilonsky, reviewing movie trailers, yes you have read that hdnetright he does not review the movie only the movie trailer! What the Hell…? That is the kind of job for people with a very short attention span. Just imagine… “I found this trailer too long it lost me about half way through, they could have cut it down from 2 minutes to 90 seconds and it would have been perfect.”

There is something wrong with this show and the person who had the idea for it. A trailer is designed to get you in the theater. A bad trailer is a trailer in which the movie tanks the first week of release. A fantastic trailer is when the movie opens at number 1 in the box office and the following week it is not even in the top ten, because it was one of the worst movies ever made. I think that we can tell when a trailer is good or bad, we don’t need a critic to tell us.

We could create a lot new jobs for unemployed critics using this format. Just imagine a book critic that only reads the dust cover and then reviews it. A music critic that listens to the first 10 seconds of a song or even a food critic that reviews only menus. An automobile critic that reviews car keys. The list can go on and on and on. We could go a step further and get writer that only writes chapter titles. A computer programmer that only turns on computers. A wine taster that only uncorks the bottle. Another list that could go on and on and on. I’ll end it here for today because as you know I could go on and on and on… ad finem nauseum.

p.s. I almost forgot a comedian that only tells the punch line. A waitress/waiter that only takes orders. A pilot that only taxies the plane. I’ll really end it now.

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